Now through January 3, 2021, museum visitors will get a glimpse into the intriguing and complicated lives of one of the art world’s most recognized couples - Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Their passionate yet troubled relationship spanned 25 years - a timeframe depicted in the more than 60 reproductions of rare photographs on loan from The Consulate of Mexico in partnership with the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.
Dalí's most well-known painting (housed at New York City's MoMA) is The Persistence of Memory, which depicts melting clocks in a landscape. At The Dalí Museum, you can see its companion piece - the painting The Disintegration of The Persistence of Memory. Other well-known works on view are Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire and Old Age, Adolescence, and Infancy (The Three Ages), both appreciated for their surreal tromp l'oeil trickery. Many visitors get lost in thought in front of Dalí's large masterworks that include The Hallucinogenic Toreador, The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, The Ecumenical Council and Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid - Homage to Crick and Watson. Of the 18 masterworks Dalí produced, eight are located in the St. Pete museum, the most found in any one location.
Now through November 1, 2020, visitors can see Dalí's Sacred Science - Religion and Mysticism, featuring more than 50 rarely displayed works from the museum's vault, along with written texts by Sigmund Freud and Dalí himself. Also on display are two exhibits offering innovative ways to connect with Dalí's art. In Dalí's Masterworks in Augmented Reality, guests can view masterworks using AR technology to gain a deeper understanding of their complex images and meaning. In Dalí Lives, artificial intelligence technology creates a reimagined Dalí, allowing museum visitors to hear from the artist himself.
Visitors can expect to be just as enchanted with the museum structure itself as they are the artwork it contains. The stunning building, designed by architect Yann Weymouth and completed in 2011, combines simple elements (such as a rectangular cement structure with 18-inch thick, hurricane-proof walls) with more fantastical elements, such as a geodesic bubble made of glass called the "Enigma." Inside, the museum's famous helical staircase nods to the artist's obsession with spiral shapes.
Several virtual experiences are available to explore the museum and its collection. You can also download The Dalí Museum App to access Augmented Reality (AR) experiences, maps, schedule information and more.
Families will want to check out the museum's virtual education programs, such as DillyDally with Dalí, to inspire kids to be creative through arts and crafts activities. A full lists of events and programs is available at thedali.org/events.
Tickets. To ensure a safe environment for visitors and staff, the museum requires that guests purchase timed tickets online in advance of their visit. Special hours for seniors are offered each Wednesday and Thursday. Guests of any age can enjoy reduced admission price tickets on Thursday and Friday evenings after 5 p.m.
Cafe Gala. The museum's cafe offers Spanish-themed light fare, with indoor and outdoor seating options, as well as to-go items. After your visit, stop in for a coffee and a Crema Catalana.
The Museum Store. Be sure to save time for a visit to the museum's store, which offers very unique gift items such as Dalí-themed apparel, artwork, tableware, watches and jewelry.
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